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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Of Aegon the Unworthy, years before he became the king. He tries to make a connection with his son Daeron, worries about Naerys (and only sleeps with her because the two of them are the only Targaryens that can have children), and feels crushed when he realizes none of them can actually stand him.
  • Funny Moments:
    • Jonnel's conclusion that Baelor is actually a sword-swallower, and promptly freaking out because he does not want this kind of interest from the king, thank you very much!
    • Jonnel's initial efforts to court Daena leave... something to be desired.
    "Roses are blue, as are violets, too, and...uh, let there be a lifetime of love for me and you?"
    • Jonnel and Daena arrive upon the Isle of Faces, an island sacred to the Old Gods, only to find their efforts to scale the beach get thwarted. Jonnel suggests that the Old Gods are trying to stop them from entering the forest. Daena's solution?
    • And it seems to work!
    • Aegon penning a letter to the Martells, surrounded by guards trying to out-do each other in irreverence. Even Cregan Stark adds his own barb!
    • Aemon is sent to Essos to rescue a fair maiden from her abducters, except that he learns he's sixty-five years late when arrived. Talk about awkward...
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • Aegon entrusting his newborn daughter, who he's extremely paranoid about, to Aemon, with whom he's just had a short but furious duel.
    "She trusted you, and I trust you too... you're my brother, Aemon. Now and always."
  • Moment of Awesome: The duel between Aemon the Dragonknight and Lord Cregan, the Old Wolf of the North. Dark Sister vs. Ice. Brief as it is, each second is pure awesome until Cregan simply pushes Aemon away, revealing he's holding Ice in one hand... and Dark Sister in the other.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Aegon breaking down in tears after Naerys dies giving birth to their twins - and then the boy not living beyond that night.
    • Aegon actually manages to be quite a heartbreaking character in this story - he does love his wife and son, but every attempt of his to bond with them ends up disastrously.

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